As citizens let's do the one thing our democracy has designed for us to do to effect change: vote. According to the US Census Bureau 61% of the population voted in the presidential election in 2016. The 2018 mid-term election was up 9 percentage points compared to just 43% in the mid-terms of 2014. This means that between half and one-thirds of the people with the right to vote do not. How can we criticize our policies and fight partisan battles when the one thing our Constitution has provided us to do about change in government is neglected by so many?
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